Gemma originally derived as an Italian nickname meaning “gem, gemstone, jewel”. It comes from Latin gemma (jewel; bud on a plant) which is either derived from Proto-Indo-European *gembh- (tooth, nail) or Proto-Indo-European *gen- (to produce). Gemma is also an Italian surname originating from the given name. Gemma is used as a term in botany to refer to a cell or a cluster of cells that detaches from the parent cell and forms into a new organism.
- Jemma (English)
- Gema (Spanish)